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    1. Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In a culture that values youth, aging can seem like a dismal prospect. But a new study suggests that older adults are generally less stressed and happier with their lives than younger people are. The study, which included

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    2. Average Lifespan Longer for Twins

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Twins live longer than other people, and their close social connection may be a major reason why, a new study says. Researchers reviewed data from more than 2,900 same-sex twins. They were born in Denmark between 1870 and

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    3. How Long Will You Live? Look to Your Parents

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of long-lived parents are less likely than others to die from heart disease in their 70s, new British research suggests. "We found that for each parent that lived beyond 70 years of age, the participants had a 20

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    4. Lack of Pharmacy Access and Hospital Readmissions

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Limited access to pharmacies may be one reason hospital readmission is more common among older patients in rural, remote or smaller communities, a new study suggests. Hospital readmissions in the United States cost $17 bi

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    5. Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A positive attitude about aging can help seniors cope with stress, a small study suggests. "We found that people in the study who had more positive attitudes toward aging were more resilient in response to stress -- mean

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    6. Nearly 1 in 4 Seniors Has Some Form of Disability

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new U.S. government report on aging finds that close to a quarter of Americans over 65 have some form of disability. "Many Americans enjoy longer lives, though with some functional limitations," according to a news rel

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    7. 1 in 10 Americans Has Had Ringing in the Ears

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 Americans has experienced ringing in the ears, a condition called tinnitus, and that is likely the result of prolonged exposure to loud noises, new research suggests. Of those who were struck by tinnitus, onl

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    8. Living Past 90 Doesn't Mean Disease, Disability

      By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What if you could live well into your 90s and still be in good health? A new study suggests that may be possible, particularly if you have good genes. "Chronic disease is not an inevitable part of aging," said Dr. Sofi

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    9. Midlife Memory Lapses May Be Normal Part of Aging

      July 15, 2016 -- Midlife memory lapses may reflect a shift in how your brain forms and retrieves memories, not a decline in thinking skills, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Douglas Brain Imaging Centre of McGill University in Montreal found that during a memory-related task, a brain region

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    10. More Older Americans Cared for at Home

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More older Americans with chronic health problems are opting to live at home, relying on help from family, paid caregivers or friends, a new study finds. In 2012, half of seniors with a disability had some type of home

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